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The Pros and Cons of The Various Automotive Carriers

If you have a situation arise where you need to ship the vehicle from one location to another, for whatever reason, you're going to want to make sure that the method in which the car shipped is most aptly suited for your particular situation. You're going to find that there are two different options for having your car transported. You'll have the choice between open and enclosed car carriers. The question you may have is which is the best option. Here are a few things to remember.

Common auto transport trailers
  1. Single Car Tow Trucks
  2. 3-car trailers
  3. 7-car haulers
  4. 10-car open carriers
  5. Enclosed carriers

Open Auto Transport Carriers

Open car carriers are typically the most affordable option. If budget is your main concern in transporting a car from one location to another, open car carriers are going to be your best choice. They will, however, exposure vehicle to more the elements and this could increase the risk that the vehicle could be damaged. If it's an expensive car or a car that is very sensitive, you may want to consider closed car carriers.

Enclosed Auto Transport Carriers

An enclosed car carrier is your most expensive car transport option. This may not be a good option if your budget is limited. However, if you are looking for the most protection for the vehicle that you're shipping and you don't want your vehicle exposed to the elements or run the risk of your vehicle being damaged, an enclosed carrier is your best option when it comes to car transportation.

No matter the carrier type, preparation is key

As with any type of car carrier open or enclosed, you want to make sure that your car is prepared for transportation. You want to make sure the car is clean, make sure you document any existing damage and make sure that you remove any customized or loose items that may be in the car. Since most vehicle don't offer any sort of liability for items left inside the vehicle, it's best to simply have nothing in the vehicle that someone could take.

If you're looking to transport a vehicle, you need to decide what is the most important aspect of transporting the vehicle. Is it the vehicle's safety or is it budget? Neither one is right or wrong because it is simply a matter of your own situation. Determine what's most important and then you'll be better able to decide between an enclosed or an open car carrier when shipping your vehicle.

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